Trudeau, G7 leaders to confront Trump on tariffs in opening G7 meeting

07 June, 2018, 14:58 | Author: Jason Torres
  • Finance Minister Bill Morneau attends the G7 finance ministers meeting in Whistler B.C. Thursday

Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 3: United States President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed that the USA was being taken advantage of by other countries on trade for the past many years. China is willing to expand imports from the USA and other nations, it said, though the premise for any agreement is that the two sides won't start a trade war.

Following the steel and aluminum tariffs, Canada, Mexico and the European Union responded with their own tariffs on USA goods.

The attacks came as the government is already reeling from Trump's imposition last week of steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, part the president's broader tariff attack on Mexico and Europe.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it is "insulting" that President Donald Trump says Canada's steel industry poses a national security risk to the United States.

Trump's rhetoric on trade and Iran has been consistent since his presidential campaign, but for months, the White House either delayed following through on those promises or exempted allies.

"We think that the G7 (meetings) will be useful if at the end of the G7, the United States is aware of the possible negative consequences of their decision on the unity of the G7 - not only the economic unity, but also the political one", Mr Le Maire said. "We have to believe that at some point, common sense will prevail".

Another source said there are "many ways to declare victory" and Canada wants to help Trump "succeed".

"The Prime Minister raised the United States decision to apply tariffs to European Union steel and aluminium imports, which she said was "unjustified and deeply disappointing", said the spokesman.

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The strong language sets the stage for a hard meeting in one week when the heads of state of the G-7 will meet in Charlevoix, Quebec, signaling a clear intention of other member nations to confront the US over its recent trade policies.

On the other hand, Mexico also plans to slap strict trade tariffs on USA products such as pork, flat steel, fruit, cheese and lamps. And in this case, on trade, the United States is an outlier. Before the establishment of the federal income tax in 1913, tariffs were a big money raiser for the US government. He's stressed it will allow Canada to find new export markets for its oil resources, with the long-term goal of finding a private-sector buyer to take over the pipeline. Horgan has also pointed to perceived gaps in prevention efforts and response plans in the event of a spill.

"The Liberal government is the government that put supply management in place and it is the Liberal government that will protect supply management".

Trump's lumber Tweet also suggests his followers are well aware of his frustration with the failure to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a free trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico signed in 1994. It was one of the most controversial Nafta proposals.

Joseph Galimberti, the president of the Canadian Steel Producers Association, said he urged Trudeau in a meeting Monday to immediately impose the retaliatory tariffs on metals while it consults on the other products. Mexico complained the tariffs will "distort worldwide trade" and said it would penalize USA imports including pork, apples, grapes, cheeses and flat steel.

Despite Trump's statements on social media, there has been no word on agricultural trade tariffs with Canada.

"We can see a path towards improving NAFTA, one that can be reasonably considered by all three countries".

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